In The Media

There is nothing like performing the dance you have loved and enjoyed for over 15 years. I have been fortunate enough to have been a featured dancer in several television programs.  Below are my favorites:


Dancing With The Stars

Famous lindy hopper Minn Vo hooked us up with an audition with Christian Perry and we got to dance live for 20 million viewers on ABC’s hit television show, “Dancing with the Stars”.  Nikki danced with Minn and I danced with Amber.  Hot club stomp members, Jeremy Otth and Laura Keat also peformed.  The the music did not swing we had solid lindy content.

Katy Perry Music Video

After auditioning our dancing, look, and some rather pathetic acting, me and a number of friends had the opportunity to dance in Katy Perry’s new music video “Thinking of You”.  I was featured both as the Nazi that kills the hero and a few beats later as a jitterbug in the dancing scene.  You will also find my wife Nikki, my friend and roommate Nick Williams (the medic).  Doing this video was tons of fun.

Persian Music Video – Omid – Shoorangiz

Back in 2005 a bunch of us lindy hoppers got called to swing dance to this cool persian pop song.  Omid is like the Michael Jackson of this style they say.  Sean and Tonya Morris, Giselle Anguizola, Erik Robison, Matthew Castillo, and my wife Nikki Marvin and I plus a few others participated.  Utter sillyness but it turned out pretty cool eh?  I got to do a few hat tricks in there too.  There is actually another version here.

Mark Dacascos and Lacey Schwimmer come to ATOMIC Ballroom

It was jitterbug night on ABC’s hit T.V. show “Dancing with the Stars” and where better to prepare than at ATOMIC Ballroom.  I got to dance with Lacey in the jam and say some inspirational words to Mark.  Utter sillyness.  We have some behind the scenes here as well.

Weekend Wind up from KODC

News shows all take a turn doing pieces on swing dancing.  KODC came to Strutters’ Ball to interview dancers and to generally run amok.

COX 3, “The Mix” interview Shesha

This is actually quite a quality piece of journalism.  We have the opportunity to really explain what swing and lindy hop are and to do a solid demo.  We also teach the interviewer a few steps.

About Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston Part 1

Sarah Sikes produced this interview as part of a school project. Dancers are Shesha Marvin, Nikki Marvin, Jeremy Otth, Laura Keat, and Mikey Pedroza.  The set was especially designed for this fake news show.

About Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston Part 2

Sarah Sikes produced this interview as part of a school project. Dancers are Shesha Marvin, Nikki Marvin, Jeremy Otth, Laura Keat, and Mikey Pedroza.  The set was especially designed for this fake news show.

Good Day L.A. Interviews Shesha about the Dance-a-thon

It’s sort of embarrassing as you will see because I could not hear them with my ear piece, but other than that, spectacular.  This was the 1st year of the 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon back in 2005.